'Suspicious' Thanksgiving fire engulfs Florida shopping center

Posted at 3:34 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 15:34:00-05

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — State fire marshals are investigating a “suspicious” fire that engulfed a shopping center early Thanksgiving morning.

The fire at the Village Plaza shopping center in Daytona Beach broke out at about 4 a.m. Thursday and spread into several units, according to WKMG-TV in Orlando. Firefighters believe the flames started in a nutritional store.

Around 4am we responded to 1104 Beville Rd. for a commercial structure fire. This is a strip mall on the North side of...

Posted by Daytona Beach Fire Department on Thursday, November 26, 2020

Fire officials said a sprinkler system was not in place. Many of the units were not currently being leased and there were no people at the time of the fire.